Born 1-11-1935 -- Died 6-4-2004
Bob Rhoads, 69, son of Lonnie and Willie Hall Rhoads was born Jan. 11, 1935, in Salem, Ark. He died June 4, 2004, at his home in Kansas City, Mo.
He attended Salem High School and graduated with the class of 1954. He then attended the University of Arkansas in Little Rock. He also worked for a packing company while there.
He was married to Janice Haden on July 4, 1959, at Heart, Ark., and to this union two children were born. He retired from the United States Postal Service in 1992.
He was an avid sports fan,and would travel to Fayetteville, Ark., to root of the Razorbacks several times over the years. He had the answer to about any question you asked about football or baseball.
Bob and Janice were loyal Christians and attended the Grand View Assembly of God at 9:15 a.m., then attended the Lane Avenue Baptist Church at 11 a.m. They have many friends at both churches. He was one of the leaders of the Wednesday night Bible study which he enjoyed very much.
Survivors include his wife, Janice of the home; a daughter, Tonja and husband, John Coleman, of Kingsville, Mo., and a son, Randy Rhoads of Kansas City; three grandsons -- Dustin Rainwater, Hunter Morgan and Dakota Morgan; three granddaughters -- Ashley McArthy, Joelle Coleman and Jessica Coleman.; two brothers -- Troy Rhoads and wife, Beulah of Rogersville, and Cleo Rhoads of Ash Flat; one sister, Opal Goodwin of Salem, Ark.; his father-in-law, Larkin Haden of Springfield; and brother-in-law, Bob Haden and wife, Orena of Hartsville; and his nieces and nephews and their families
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Roy, Ray, Leo, and Roby Rhoads; three sisters, Mable Crow, Betty Tharp and Thelma Goodson and his mother-in-law, Velma Haden.
The funeral service was June 12 at Grandview Assembly of God church with Pastor Bob Johnson and Pastor Jerry Applegate officiating. Burial was in Flora Hills Memorial Gardens with arrangements by Floral Hills Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Earlie Brown, John Phillips, Bill Carter, Don Tillman, Rex Stewart and Charlie Terrill.
Honorary pallbearers were Glenn Jenkins, Bill McHenry, Paul Buttram and Herman Jobe.